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Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

This film by filmmakers Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, explores the Vignellis’ world of design. Tickets: FREE for Members / $10 General  

Orly Genger

Large-scale organic forms made from Lobster rope and latex paint outdoors at Laguna Gloria.  

CATALIN and Pet Sounds: Charles Long

This will mark the debut of Long’s installation, CATALIN. These two projects use sound, film, sculpture, and other elements to create a multi sensory experience.

Book Signing The Big Book: Volumes One And Two

Leslie Squyres, Archivist, and Denise Gose, Head of Publications, of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona celebrate the publication of W. […]

Sign Painters: film screening

Sign Painters is the first anecdotal history of the hand-lettering and -painting of billboards, storefronts, and promotional signs. The documentary tells the narrative of a […]

Ignacio Uriarte: Infinity

Screen Projects transform the face of the Jones Center building at night into a video projection, invigorating the core of downtown Austin with public art. […]

Tesseract

AMOA-Arthouse joins Austin-based small press A Strange Object to co-present Tesseract. Featuring four programming blocks, Tesseract combines literary, musical, cinematic, and interactive segments for a […]

Three Summer Projects

AMOA-Arthouse presents three projects at the Jones Center. In the First Floor Gallery features Please, new work by conceptual artist Devon Dikeou. In the Film […]

Life Architecturally

Life Architecturally follows husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan, to discover what inspires their architectural concepts and designs. This […]

Rooftop Architecture Film Series: My Playground

Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder examines the way that the subculture of parkour interacts with architecture, honing in on urban mobility and the people that […]

Pinaree Sanpitak: Temporary Insanity

Prolific Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak will arrange one hundred pillowy sculptures to create a bright, shimmering field of reds, oranges, and yellows in the Second […]

Seher Shah: Constructed Landscapes

Pakistani-born, Brooklyn-based artist Seher Shah layers historical references, utopian monuments, ultramodern landscapes, and reductive forms influenced by her background in architecture, at times calling to […]

Young Artists Annual Exhibition

This annual exhibition is a selection of work submitted by participants in Young Artists 2012, a studio-based outreach program organized by AMOA-Arthouse education staff for […]

Maarten Baas: Sweepers Clock

Two street cleaners with brooms sweeping lines of debris in order to simulate moving clock hands.

Daniel Phillips: Ice Cave

The video, made from thousands of photographs, acts as a time-lapse of the formation of the sheet of icicles on an opening in an abandoned […]

Always For Pleasure

Les Blank’s glorious, intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz Fest. Features live music […]

andy coolquitt: attainable excellence

For his first solo museum exhibition, Coolquitt will recombine 60 discrete sculptures and tableaux made between 2006 and 2011 into a site-specific installation. A illustrated […]

Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight

Seven “Soundsuits,” (wearable assemblages of found materials); two video pieces; and one wall sculpture by Chicago’s celebrated visual and performance artist.

Mahwish Chishty: Spinning II

In the animated composition of almost 3,000 photographs Chishty took over a period of three-to-four weeks, the artist merges technology with craft, her personal identities […]

Jefferson Pinder: Elevator Music

A comical examination of  the common experience of riding an elevator with a stranger in silence, using the music to fill in any anxieties experienced […]

2012 Advanced Young Artists Exhibition

Highlights the visual art projects of ten talented high school students paired alongside artwork by their artist-mentors, professional artists and MFA candidates who worked one-on-one […]

Hybrid Forms

Cross-disciplinary work from a time of feverish technological evolution by Jim Campbell, Susie J. Lee, Jonathan Marshall, Kurt Mueller, Nam June Paik, Paul Pfeiffer, Jason […]